Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Richie Havens folks on

Richie Havens' career has come full circle. Back in 1967 he was one of first artists signed to the fledgling label Verve Forecast. Over the years he wandered from label to label, always on the move, much like his constant touring schedule over the years. He's now returned for his umpteenth album, Nobody Left To Crown, which was released earlier this year.

If you're not familiar with Havens, he's had a illustrious and lengthy career. His first break into stardom came in 1969, when he opened Woodstock, the very first act on the very first day. Since then he's propagated folk music over the decades to several generations. His latest carries on that tradition with both original songs, and as has always been the case with Havens, covers of well known songs written by others (including The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again, Peter, Paul & Mary's The Great Mandala (The Wheel Of Life), and Jackson Browne's Lives In The Balance). In all cases, whether original or not, Havens' voice carries a rich gentleness and an ability to make any song his own. Even with a career that has spanned over five decades, he still retains that 60's folk signature sound of his own. Enjoy the following and then check out his extensive tour dates below.

Visit his website, his label Verve Forecast, and become his friend on MySpace.

Tour Dates

October 21 Brussells BE
October 23 The Forum London UK
October 24 The M Club Crewe UK
October 25 The Ferry Glasgow UK
October 26 Cheese & Grain Frome UK
October 31 Massey Hall Toronto ON
November 02 Centre In The Square Kitchener ON
November 03 Hamilton Place Hamilton ON
November 06 Pantages Playhouse Winnipeg MB
November 08 Winspear Centre for Music Edmonton AB
November 10 TCU Place Saskatoon SK
November 12 Jack Singer Concert Hall Calgary SE
November 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver BC
November 14 Alix Gooldin Hall Victoria BC
November 15 Admiral Theatre Bremerton WA
November 21 The Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
November 22 Patchogue Theater Patchogue NY
November 28-29 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 04 Sun Music Hall Floyd VA
December 05 McGlohon Theater At Spirit Square Charlotte NC
December 06 The Orange Peel Asheville NC
December 07 The Community Church Concert Series Chapel Hill NC
December 11 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga TN
December 12 Variety Palyhouse Atlanta GA
December 13 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham AL
December 14 Crossroads Music Hall Huntsville AL
December 19 Infinity Hall Norfolk VA
December 20 Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA

January 16 One World Theater Austin TX
January 17 Historic Central School Lake Charles LA
January 18 Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge LA
January 23 Anthology San Diego CA
January 24 The Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale CA
February 06 The Firehouse Coffeehouse Littleton MA
February 07 Veritas Auditorium Chicopee MA
February 08 Carol Autorino Center / Hoffman Auditorium West Hartford CT
February 20 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA
February 25 Kayhi Auditorium Ketchikan AK
February 28 Mariner Theatre Homer AK
March 1 Alaska Center for the Performing Anchorage AK
April 17 Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Clinton Township MI
April 18 Jasper Community Arts Jasper IN
April 23 Thrasher Opera House Green Lake WI
April 24 Stoughton Opera House Stoughton WI
April 25 ECC Blizzard Theatre Elgin IL
May 15 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York NY
May 16 Algonquin Arts Manasquan NJ

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